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Annual IIBA RTP Holiday Social
Please join us for our Annual Holiday Social on Friday November 13, 2015.

Champps at The Streets at Southpoint
8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham, NC
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Event:        End of Year Networking Social
Date:         11/13/2015
Time:         5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cost to attendees: $0.00

Venue:      Champps at The Streets at Southpoint
8030 Renaissance Parkway
Suite 885
Durham, NC 27713

Future events

October Chapter Meeting
Please join us for our next Chapter Meeting on Wednesday October 28, 2015.


Topic: Becoming “T” Shaped and Build Long Lasting Value in Your Professional Career  [Registration Form]

Speaker: David Mantica

Refreshments provided. Networking begins at 5:30pm. Presentation to start promptly at 6:00pm.

ASPE Training
114 Edinburgh Drive South
Suite 200
Cary, NC
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Becoming “T” Shaped and Build Long Lasting Value in Your Professional Career

We are a knowledge economy driven by knowledge workers. Knowledge workers do not have a set task list or specific functions they must do every day.  They create work and build value by creating new products, services and solutions.  In order to do this type of work, you must have a specific expertise that is relevant to performing a complex function that is needed by business and you must have the skills to function in the highly complex matrix structures that are prevalent within today’s organizations.

“Highly complex matrix structures” reads like business speak 101 or worse let business word bingo yet this is reality.  As organizations flatten, getting things done can become even more political and ambiguous.  Being “T” shaped means you have the deep technical skills needed to provide value for the organization (bottom of the “T”) but you also have the skill needed to successful execute within the minefield that is organizational culture and processes.  Some of those skills include conflict management, negotiation, communication and presentation to name a few.

In this chapter presentation you will learn:

·  The statistics and facts showing the fundamental shift occurring in the type of work available and needed in today’s economy

·  Why current management structures are failing and the impact of management structure failure

·  The definition of knowledge worker and how this type of worker needs to be managed and motivated

·  What “T” shaped is and how people are using it

·  How “T” shaped drives productivity and decision making

·  How the fate of companies and individuals hinges on driving “T” shaped development

·  Why “T” is the exception not the rule and how you can fix that


Congratulations to Felicia for becoming a CBAP!

Felicia Joyner currently works as a Senior Business Analyst for Biogen Pharmaceuticals in Morrisville.  She is currently working on a project to bring in Data Analytics Tools to integrate to Client Relationship Management (CRM) tools.  Previously, Felicia worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Salix Pharmaceuticals on CRM, Sunshine Act and Data Warehousing projects.

Here is what Felicia had to say about her CBAP journey and her advice for others considering pursuing CBAP certification.

I couldn't have done it without the IIBA RTP CBAP Study group.  You kept me motivated and excited.  Knowing that I had told the chapter that I would be taking the exam gave me the extra incentive to say no to diversions and take practice exams and learn Inputs Tasks Techniques and Outputs (ITTO) for the knowledge areas.

Go for it!!!  Get into an IIBA RTP Chapter study group.  Laugh, debate, share stories and learn.  It will provide you confidence; it will prepare you for interviews.  It will help you be a more efficient Business Analyst and provide leverage in compensation negotiations.